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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 100

Asmāl lokād uparate mayi jñānaṁ mad-āśrayam
Arhaty uddhava evāddhā sampraty ātmavatāṁ varaḥ

After I depart from these planes, in matters pertaining to imparting knowledge about me, Uddhava alone is competent. He is wise and has conquered his senses. He is the foremost amongst devotees. He is over and above the three attributes of nature (trigunas) and will not be trapped in any worldly illusion. It is not limited to this! He is equal to me in every respect. Therefore may he remain in this world for some more time, imparting knowledge about me to people!

“Sukhāya karmāṇi karoti loko na taiḥ sukhaṁ vānyad-upāramaṁ vā
Vindeta bhūyas tata eva duḥkhaṁ yad atra yuktaṁ bhagavān vaden naḥ

The human being aspiring for happiness at all times performs frutitive actions aimed at obtaining happiness. Despite his efforts through these actions neither is he able to procure any form of happiness nor is he successful in being able to drive away sorrows. Ultimately only the physical strain of performing the deeds and the recurring sorrow that it brings only remain. What should a person who is struck in this deplorable condition do to obtain supreme bliss? O venerable great sage! Please be kind enough to explain”.

Janasya kṛṣṇād vimukhasya daivād adharma-śīlasya suduḥkhitasya
Anugrahāyeha caranti nūnaṁ bhūtāni bhavyāni janārdanasya

Lacking faith in the Supreme Lord Krishna, the human being turns away from Him and instead develops inclination towards unrighteous deeds. As such he is eternally sorrowful. To guide such persons and to ensure that they tread the path of righteousness, the auspicious devotees of Lord Srikrishna wander about the entire earth.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 100(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 99

“Ko nv īśa te pāda-saroja-bhājāṁ
Sudurlabho ’rtheṣu caturṣv apīha
Tathāpi nāhaṁ pravṛṇomi bhūman
Bhavat-padāmbhoja-niṣevaṇotsukaḥ

O Lord! There is nothing which is not attained by those who serve Your lotus feet! The four-fold aims of life viz., Dharma, artha, kama and moksha, will all be easily attained by them. O Paramatma! Even then I do not seek them. The desire to remain eternally serving Your lotus feet is very strong, O Lord.

Yatra nārāyaṇo devo naraś ca bhagavān ṛṣiḥ
Mṛdu tīvraṁ tapo dīrghaṁ tepāte loka-bhāvanau

That holy place Badarikāśrama where Maharishis Nara and Narayana, with the intent of bringing about the welfare of the worlds, took up gentle austerities but performed them with utmost strictness is very dear to Srikrishna. I am now proceeding to Badari” said Uddhava.

Asmāl lokād uparate mayi jñānaṁ mad-āśrayam
Arhaty uddhava evāddhā sampraty ātmavatāṁ varaḥ

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 99(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 98

Bhagavān api viśvātmā loka-veda-pathānugaḥ
Kāmān siṣeve dvārvatyām asaktaḥ sāṅkhyam āsthitaḥ

Lord Srikrishna, who is the universal Self, enjoyed the comforts in Dwaraka while adhering to the customs of the world, strictly abiding by the Vedic dictates, being firmly established in the ultimate Absolute Truth, and with absolutely no desire towards this materialistic world. In this way he established the path of knowledge in this world.

Bhagavān svātma-māyāyā gatiṁ tām avalokya saḥ
Sarasvatīm upaspṛśya vṛkṣa-mūlam upāviśat

The Supreme Lord with His transcendental divine vision foresaw this destruction of His Yadava clan. He then bathed in the River Saraswati and sat down under a tree.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 98(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 96

Aho bakī yaṁ stana-kāla-kūṭaṁ
Jighāṁsayāpāyayad apy asādhvī
Lebhe gatiṁ dhātry-ucitāṁ tato ’nyaṁ
Kaṁ vā dayāluṁ śaraṇaṁ vrajema

With the intent of killing infant Krishna, the wicked demoness Putana applied deadly poison to her breasts and fed him her milk. For having breast fed him, Putana, although being wicked, was bestowed with the same levels of merit (punya) that his mother Yashoda had earned for raising Him. Aha! What wonder! What more can be said about His compassion! Who else apart from Him can be our refuge?

Vasudevasya devakyāṁ jāto bhojendra-bandhane
Cikīrṣur bhagavān asyāḥ śam ajenābhiyācitaḥ

Hearing the pleas of Lord Brahma, with the intent of reducing the burden of earth and causing her great delight, Sri Mahavishnu, took birth as the son of Devaki and Vasudeva in the prison of Kamsa.

Vipannān viṣa-pānena nigṛhya bhujagādhipam
Utthāpyāpāyayad gāvas tat toyaṁ prakṛti-sthitam

The serpent-king Kaliya poisoned the waters of the lake due to which many cows and cowherds, who drank the waters of the lake, suddenly lost their life. At that moment Krishna punished Kaliya and revived the dead cows and cowherds back to life. He drove Kaliya out of that lake. With this, the waters of that lake turned pure and were fit for consumption.

Sāndīpaneḥ sakṛt proktaṁ brahmādhītya sa-vistaram
Tasmai prādād varaṁ putraṁ mṛtaṁ pañca-janodarāt

Thereafter Srikrishna, for his formal education, went and resided in the hermitage of Maharishi Sāndipini as his student.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 96(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 95

Ko vā amuṣyāṅghri-saroja-reṇuṁ vismartum īśīta pumān vijighran
Yo visphurad-bhrū-viṭapena bhūmer bhāraṁ kṛtāntena tiraścakāra

Which devotee, who has even once smelt the fragrance of the lotus feet of that Lord, who with the mere movement of his deathly eyebrows has caused death of all those who were a burden to Earth, can ever forget Him?

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 95(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 94

Ajasya janmotpatha-nāśanāya
Karmāṇy akartur grahaṇāya puṁsām
Nanv anyathā ko ’rhati deha-yogaṁ
Paro guṇānām uta karma-tantram

O Uddhava! The Supreme Lord is birthless. Even then He incarnates for blessing those devotees who have sought shelter in Him and for punishing those who tread the path of unrighteousness. It is wrong to bind Him to any of His actions. This is because He is not the doer. Yet, for the purposes of causing an attraction in humans towards the path of righteousness and for the well-being of the universe, He appears as if He is involved in actions.

Durbhago bata loko ’yaṁ yadavo nitarām api
Ye saṁvasanto na vidur hariṁ mīnā ivoḍupam

What can I say about the ill-luck of the human beings in this world? Amongst all the people, the most unfortunate are those who are born in the Yadu lineage.”

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 94(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 90

Ataḥ paraṁ sūkṣmatamam avyaktaṁ nirviśeṣaṇam
Anādi-madhya-nidhanaṁ nityaṁ vāṅ-manasaḥ param

The minutely subtle body, which is the cause for this gross body, is beyond the understanding of the senses. It cannot be compared with any known object. It has no beginning, no middle and no end. It is beyond time. it is eternal. It cannot be understood by speech or by mind. This is the subtle form of the Lord.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 90(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)